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Right Wing Round-Up - 5/31/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/31/16

  • Larry Tomczak tells his fellow religious conservatives that it is "time to be a good soldier" and support Donald Trump.
  • Sarah Palin praises Trump as "a golden wrecking ball."
  • Jesse Lee Peterson says that "violent Black Lives Matter agitators don’t belong on college campuses; they belong in jail. If it weren’t for affirmative action, most wouldn’t even be on campus. It’s time to give these idiots the boot and make room for serious students and professors."
  • Bryan Fischer lays out the Christian view of the bombing of Hiroshima.
  • Finally, Cliff Kincaid warns that allowing veterans to access medical marijuana will "turn vets into psychotic potheads."

Why Is Donald Trump Race-Baiting A Federal Judge? 'Because I'm A Man Of Principle.'

At a campaign rally in San Diego on Friday, Donald Trump spent 12 minutes attacking the federal judge who is presiding over a lawsuit against his Trump University, at one point noting out of the blue that he believes the judge, Gonzalo P. Curiel, is “Mexican.” (Curiel was born in Indiana. His parents were immigrants from Mexico.)

CNN's Jim Acosta pointedly asked Trump at a press conference today, "Why mention that the judge is Mexican?"

Trump replied, “Because I’m a man of principle,” before continuing with his defense of Trump University, his failed real estate seminar company.

While Trump’s vitriolic statements about a sitting federal judge comprise yet another unfortunate and unprecedented aspect of his presidential campaign, his attack on Curiel’s heritage is even more alarming.

As the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump is now implying that a judge’s ethnicity and the birthplace of his parents are reasons enough to believe that his rulings from the bench are suspect.

Trump’s comments should not be brushed aside as yet another in a long string of outrageous attacks against those whom he perceives have slighted him. They are whole-cloth attacks against a group who comprise approximately 10 percent of the United State’s population.

More than 35 million Americans count themselves as having Mexican heritage, according to the Census Bureau. In Donald Trump’s America, would this become a reason to be treated as untrustworthy or even to be rejected from important government jobs?

Trump began his primary campaign by claiming that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Now he enters the general election by invoking a judge’s Mexican heritage for the purpose of turning it into a slur. (Previously, he criticized the judge as “Spanish.”)

Even if the Republican nominee was simply bashing a judge whose decisions he found unfair, Trump continues to foster a dangerous climate, signaling to racists that their bigotry is a part of his formula for “making America great again.”

After John Kasich and Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, Trump was supposed to begin moderating his tone and message. His campaign was no longer going to focus on the overwhelmingly white Republican electorate, but begin to reach out to all Americans.

Reports of Trump’s pivot to the center were greatly exaggerated, as he has instead continued to take the same hostile, belligerent, and occasionally offensive tone toward whole groups of Americans that he views as opposing his campaign.

His answer to Acosta at today’s press conference was accurate. Donald Trump is a man guided by his principles — among them bigotry, which he once again was proud to display.

NOM's Brian Brown To Lead Global Anti-LGBT Efforts At World Congress Of Families

The National Organization for Marriage announced today that its president, Brian Brown, has been elected president of the World Congress of Families, a global network of organizations fighting LGBT rights and reproductive freedom.

As Brown’s fight to stop marriage equality in the U.S. has become increasingly futile, he has taken a leading role in building international networks to stop the advance of LGBT rights around the world. Brown has worked with the World Congress of Families since at least 2013, when he fundraised for the group and, at their invitation, spoke in favor of anti-LGBT laws before the Russian parliament.

Brown attended 2014’s World Congress of Families in Russia (although the World Congress dropped its official sponsorship of the event under pressure after Russia invaded Ukraine), which ended with an appeal for more countries to adopt Russian-style bans on gay “propaganda.” According to NOM, Brown was elected to his new position atthe group’srecent conference in Tbilisi, Georgia.

In NOM’s press release, Brown laments that “secular leaders around the world have become obsessed with advancing so-called 'alternative' family structures,” asserting that in contrast “the natural family produces the best outcomes for society.” (The term “natural family” means something very specific to the World Congress.)

As well as turning his attentions to the global anti-LGBT movement, Brown has increasingly focused on fighting LGBT nondiscrimination measures at home, including getting fully onboard with the Religious Right’s transgender bathroom panic. American anti-LGBT activists seem to be setting the tone for the global movement with their insistence that policies preventing discrimination against LGBT people threaten religious freedom and with the related scapegoating of transgender people; one reporter at this month’s World Congress in Tbilisi noted that “every single speaker” mentioned a recent Obama administration directive on the equal treatment of transgender people in schools.

Far-Right Pundit Warns Hillary Clinton Is A Modern-day Jezebel

Last week, Jim Bakker hosted Michael Snyder, the author of a blog on preparing for “the coming of the economic collapse and the next great depression,” to discuss a series of events that the two believe will trigger the unraveling of America.

One such apocalyptic event, according to Snyder, would be the election of Hillary Clinton, whom he compared to Jezebel, the biblical figure who killed prophets who refused to commit apostasy, and her daughter, the murderous, Baal-worshiping Athalia.

But unlike the ancient Israelites who didn’t have much choice in their leaders, Snyder said, Americans would be responsible for choosing a modern-day Jezebel as their president.

“Hillary Clinton, as I was thinking about this earlier today, two names came up: one was Jezebel and the other was Athalia,” Snyder said. “We talk about Jezebel or Athalia, well, in ancient Israel, sometimes they just had to put up with whoever because it was kings and queens, it was all in the family and they just kind of had to take whoever would come next, but we’re willingly going to choose this Jezebel to be the leader of this land? That is truly, truly frightening.”

Alex Jones: President Trump Will Be Either 'Greater Than George Washington' Or 'The Devil Incarnate'

On Thursday, conservative radio host Alex Jones said Donald Trump is on a “suicide mission” and that his presidency will either make him “greater than George Washington” or “the devil incarnate.”

A vocal supporter and ally of the GOP presidential candidate, Jones praised “prophet” and “Renaissance man” Trump for paving the way for people less courageous than Trump or himself to speak out against “globalism.”

Jones declared that “globalism’s all about not letting any nation state be free or be powerful or be strong. It’s about lowering everyone down to a mud hut standard while the UN buildings sit there in high tech luxury and Obama says Africans can’t have cars or air conditioning but he lands in a huge jumbo jet on a red carpet.”

He then directly addressed Trump:

You want luxury, you want freedom, you want innovation, but you also want others to have a chance to fight to get it. And if that’s what you stand for and what you really deliver, you’ll be greater than George Washington. If you are just an egomaniac as some say — I don’t think that’s true, I think you believe in a great dream of humanity, that’s why it looks like you’re arrogant, because you’re just confident — but if you are arrogant and if you don’t at least try to deliver on restoring our republic and restoring our prosperity and restoring an attempt to level the playing field, you will be the new symbol of the devil incarnate for generations to come because the wave you’re surfing, the wave you’re riding of populist, nationalistic vitriol that the media calls fascism will not be abated by you selling out.


“If you become the symbol of liberty and then betray it, you will be the symbol of a political devil,” he told Trump. “You will be anathema, you will be pariah. The name ‘Trump’ will be reviled for centuries to come.”

Jones discussed his eight-year-old daughter, who made a campaign sign in support of Trump. “If you betray her, we’re gonna be hurt,” he said.

Jones said Americans know that Trump is on a “suicide mission” and “even if you can’t deliver on everything, as long as you stay pure, we’re gonna support you."

Larry Pratt: If Conservatives Lose The Supreme Court, We May 'Have To Resort To The Bullet Box'

Larry Pratt, the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America, said on his “Gun Owners News Hour” radio program this weekend that if a Democrat wins the White House and the Supreme Court starts issuing decisions in favor of gun regulations, conservatives may turn to the “bullet box” to rectify the situation.

Pratt was interviewing Robert Knight, a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union, who warned that “if a liberal Democrat is elected president, then there goes the Supreme Court, it could be two, three, four justices, and I think the Second Amendment would be in great peril if that happens.”

Pratt responded that if such a court interprets the Constitution in ways that conservatives don’t like, they may have to restore “proper constitutional balance” through the “bullet box”:

And at that point, we would have to come to an understanding, which we’ve been sort of taught, it’s been taught out of us, that the courts do not have the last word on what the Constitution is. They decide particular cases, they don’t make law. Their decisions, unlike the Roe v. Wade usurpation, don’t extend to the whole of society, they’re not supposed to. And we may have to reassert that proper constitutional balance, and it may not be pretty. So, I’d much rather have an election where we solve this matter at the ballot box than have to resort to the bullet box.

Knight responded: “Well, there’s impeachment, too.”

Pratt has previously hinted at his willingness to use violence against Supreme Court justices with whom he disagrees, issuing a warning to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, saying that “the Second Amendment is all about people like Judge Garland.”

Gov. Phil Bryant: Christians Will Line Up For Crucifixion To Defend Anti-LGBT Discrimination

At least week's Watchmen on the Wall conference, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins presented Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant with the first ever "Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award" for having signed a radical anti-LGBT bill into law earlier this year that will allow businesses to deny service to gay people.

While introducing the governor, Perkins said that America’s elected leaders should be "ministers of God," while Bryant praised the hate group leader as something of a modern-day David.

"I remember in Sunday school, reading one of my favorite stories," Bryant said."It was about a giant, a bad giant, who came into a valley one day and he called to the Israelites, 'Send down your champion and let me vanquish him.' We were in that valley, but Tony Perkins was there with us. He was there as surely as Our Lord and Savior, as surely as the God of all gods stood there with us. And I can tell you how fortunate we are in this nation and in this organization to have a man of faith and leadership in Tony. God bless you for what you do."

Later, Bryant recalled how "all of the secular progressive world had decided that they were going to pour their anger" out on him for pledging to sign the legislation, wrongly thinking that he could be pressured into backing down because they were unaware that Christians like him would line up to be crucified before turning their backs on Jesus.

"They don't know us very well, do they?" he asked. "They don't know that Christians have been persecuted throughout the ages. They don't know that if it takes crucifixion, we will stand in line before abandoning our faith and our belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So if we are going to stand, now is the time and this is the place."

James Robison: Donald Trump Could Save America From Hell

Televangelist James Robinson on Friday urged conservatives to rally behind Donald Trump, explaining that the presumptive GOP nominee is ripe for an evangelical conversion and could stave off demonic attacks against the country.

Robinson said in an interview with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios that if Trump loses to a Democrat, America will be given over to Satan:

We’ve got one side that’s already said the government is the source, that’s your security, that’s your future. That is a lie straight out of the pit of hell. And they say kill all the babies that the mother wants to terminate and it doesn’t matter how you define marriage and we don’t even protect basic morality anymore. How long does it take the church to step away from that kind of nonsense?

I don’t care what your race is, what color you are, what your background is or your heritage, you better stand against that evil because we’re shedding innocent blood and when you shed innocent blood, you’re going to be given over to deception, the whole country will be filled with the fruit of lies and there will be no peace.

What we have to do as a church is say, ‘I will stand against that because I still have a choice. I am not going to allow the gates of hell to take over my country. I don’t have to give God’s great earth to the devil and to the destroyer.’ That’s what the church has to say and I think we’re real close to the church doing that.

James Dobson Goes On Anti-Trans Rant: 'God Help Us!'

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson took to WorldNetDaily today to urge parents to “shield” their children “from gender feminism and from those who would confuse their sexuality,” warning that the Obama administration’s recent directive on the rights of transgender students could bring down all of Western civilization.

“Have we gone absolutely mad?” Dobson asked. “Did it upset you when the president of the United States ordered every public school in America to open all its bathroom facilities including those that are in use by a member of the opposite sex? The president’s order made me furious, and then sick to my stomach. How dare this man do something so audacious and unthinkable!”

Accusing Obama of “warping our children” and “wielding dictatorial powers never envisioned in the law,” Dobson accused the president of being a “tyrant” who is “is determined to change Western civilization forever.”

Dobson then predicted that transgender women or men dressed as women will stare at women in restrooms, an act that Dobson said would get them shot, just like back in the good ol’ days: “Would you remain passive after knowing that a strange-looking man, dressed like a woman, has been peering over toilet cubicles to watch your wife in a private moment? What should be done to the pervert who was using mirrors to watch women and girls in their stalls? If you are a dad, I pray you will protect your little girls from men who walk in unannounced, unzip their pants and urinate in front of them. If this had happened 100 years ago, someone might have been shot. Where is today’s manhood? God help us!”

How the world has changed! Who would have believed a day would come during my lifetime when boys could meander into the private sanctuary of girls’ toilets, or that it would someday be a civil right for men to use women’s locker rooms and showers without permission or apology? Imagine sex-absorbed junior high boys ogling the bodies of developing pubescent girls or standing beside them in their showers. Have we gone absolutely mad? What ever happened to modesty, safety, and Christian mores?

Did it upset you when the president of the United States ordered every public school in America to open all its bathroom facilities including those that are in use by a member of the opposite sex? The president’s order made me furious, and then sick to my stomach. How dare this man do something so audacious and unthinkable! His letter from the White House carried an implied threat to withhold federal money from local schools, which rocked the halls of public education. Who is this politician that is spending your hard-earned tax dollars to manipulate school officials, anyway? Who is it that is warping our children? It is Barack Obama, one of the worst presidents in American history, and it is time we stood up and said so!

Obama, acting like a king, is wielding dictatorial powers never envisioned in the law. He is determined to change the way males and females relate to one another, and worse, how children perceive themselves. If you are a married man with any gumption, surely you will defend your wife’s privacy and security in restroom facilities. Would you remain passive after knowing that a strange-looking man, dressed like a woman, has been peering over toilet cubicles to watch your wife in a private moment? What should be done to the pervert who was using mirrors to watch women and girls in their stalls? If you are a dad, I pray you will protect your little girls from men who walk in unannounced, unzip their pants and urinate in front of them. If this had happened 100 years ago, someone might have been shot. Where is today’s manhood? God help us!

(You are probably aware that Target has taken a stand to allow persons who “self-identify” as a man or woman to use the restroom of their choice. In addition to Target Stores, the following retailers have also decided, against the objection of their customers, to create “gender neutral” bathrooms: Starbucks, Ross, Walgreens, Toys “R” Us, and Barnes & Noble. My wife, Shirley, and I will no longer patronize these stores, and I hope millions of others will do likewise.)

Let’s talk more about Barack Obama, who is a tyrant in many ways. How dare he assault centuries of modesty and moral beliefs! By what authority does he tell parents and school officials what to teach children under their care? Christian parents, does this outrageous order violate something deep within your sense of propriety? The president has already maneuvered the courts to undermine a 5,000-year-old definition of marriage, after experiencing his infamous epiphany. Now he is determined to change Western civilization forever. He becomes more reckless and defiant as his second term comes to an end. Never has an American president been so absorbed with the use and abuse of power, and unfortunately, he still has seven months to go. What is next?



Clearly, there are serious implications here for mothers and fathers. I urge you to protect your boys and girls from those who are espousing these views. Shield them from gender feminism and from those who would confuse their sexuality. They will be under increasing political pressure in years to come.